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Chinese spies hop from one hacked government network to another in Asia Pacific, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The report makes clear that, years after being exposed, Naikon’s hackers are singularly focused on delivering intelligence on China’s regional rivals.

Accused Chinese hackers abandon techniques after U.S. indictments

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The indictment against four members of the Chinese Army for allegedly hacking Equifax came after an uptick in activity originating from intelligence services.

Another group is impersonating USPS, tax entities around the globe in order to steal money

by Shannon Vavra • 7 months ago

The scheme has been trying to trick victims into clicking through spearphishing emails that contain ransomware — and at times banking trojans.

New research shows more utility companies are being targeted by phishing emails

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

As with the previous email lures, the hackers posed as a utility-sector certification organization.

Microsoft, Hewlett Foundation preparing to launch nonprofit that calls out cyberattacks

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Informally known as the "Cyber Peace Institute," the organization plans to act as a neutral arbiter that calls out bad behavior on the internet.

'China Chopper' web shell makes a comeback in Lebanon, other Asian countries

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Cisco's Talos team has found an old favorite of threat groups.

Chinese spies have their sights on cancer research

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

After China’s cancer rate surged in recent years, Chinese authorities went looking for an answer to the problem.

A potentially state-sponsored hacking campaign tried to phish U.S. utilities in July, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

The phishing emails purported to be from an organization that certifies engineers.

‘We have to hit the problem the way it hits us’: How the FBI tracks a range of hacking threats

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

The FBI has essentially had to become a “surge force” in handling cybersecurity issues, ramping up resources to combat a threat when it makes sense to.

Active Chinese hacking campaign targeted diplomats from Slovakia, South America

by Jeff Stone • 11 months ago

The timing of the attacks on Slovakia coincided with possible business investment from a Chinese steel giant.

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